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August 28, 2013

Chisholm coach not ready to name QB

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ENID, Okla. — Waukomis goes to Agra

Waukomis goes to Agra for a 6 p.m. scrimmage Friday. Saskawa and Weleetka will complete the four-team affair. Agra and Weleetka were in the playoffs last year.

“It’s nice to see some different people,’’ said Waukomis coach Jon Claborn. “Playing quality people across from you gives you a great opportunity to evaluate yourself on individual assignments and schemes, and certainly on execution.’’

Claborn is closer to determining his final rotation. He estimated he used 15 players with the first unit last week in a scrimmage at Coyle. He plans to use 12 or 13 this week.

“The process is going to be similar to last week,’’ Claborn said. “We learned some things. We want to give the guys who made some mistakes another chance. We want to see if the guys who played well can do it again.’’

Claborn said the Chiefs are ahead of where they were offensively and defensively last year, thanks to experience.

“We had four kids (as starters last year) who had never played a high school football before,’’ Claborn said. “The team has improved as a unit.’’

Quarterback Justus Crites threw TD passes to three different receivers — Zac Prince, Chance Mullens and Aaron Harrington. Gage McCartney ran for a score.

“It’s nice to have more than one option,’’ Claborn said. “We’re still talking about attitude and effort first. You look to see how they react after a negative play and a positive play. We want them to go full speed as long as they can.’’

PHS upbeat about scrimmage

Pioneer coach Kurt Myers feels good about the Mustangs’ home scrimmage with Newkirk at 6 tonight.

The Mustangs’ spirit has gone up with the temperatures this week.

“I thought we might be a little sluggish, but today (Tuesday) was the best practice that we had this season,’’ Myers said. “They were really focused. I’m really happy with our senior leadership. They have stepped-up and taken control.’’

The scrimmage will have the same format as last week’s scrimmage with Yale. The junior varsities will trade off after 10 plays, followed by the varsities with 10 plays and another series of 20 plays.

“We just want to continue to build on what we did in the first scrimmage,’’ Myers said. “We want to limit the negative plays and keep getting better.’’

Myers said he felt better after seeing films.

“It was better than what I saw in person,’’ he said. “I felt the effort was good. We just need to tweak some things and limit our mental errors.’’

Running back Chase Corder stood out on defense. Lineman Dalton Snow “is playing well’’ on defense.

The Mustangs have been bolstered by the return of lineman Gage Baker from the injured list. Myers reports no new injuries.

“We’re going to be pretty simple,’’ Myers said. “We’re just going to try to execute our plays.’’

Scrimmage Schedule

Tonight

Yukon at Enid

OBA at Crossings Christian

Newkirk at Pioneer

Perkins at Hennesse.y

Chisholm at Mooreland

Thomas at Watonga

Fairview at Crescent

Blanchard at Kingfisher

Canton at Mountain View

Ringwood at Geary

Friday

At DCLA — Waynoka, Medford, DCLA.

At Cherokee — Sharon-Mutual, Cherokee, Kremlin-Hillsdale, Pond Creek-Hunter

Garber at Woodland

Covington-Douglas at Timberlake (Jet)

Okeene at Perry

Woodward at Alva

Waukomis at Agra

At Shattuck — Multi-team scrimmage.

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